M5 discussion: the real csi (crj 127) due tomorrow evening | CRJ 127 | Pikes Peak Community College
M5 Discussion: The Real CSI
In this discussion, you explore some of the problems with expert witnesses. Expert witnesses play an important role in testifying as they can give their opinion, unlike other witnesses called to testify. How do we determine who is an expert? In the video, we will look at the role of expert witnesses and how they are credentialed. Must be 200 words!
- First, watch the PBS video, Frontline: The Real CSI (54 minutes) https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/real-csi/
- Write a summary of the documentary, and answer these questions:
- Should juries rely on forensic evidence? Why or why not?
- Who should determine whether someone is an expert witness? How should this be determined?